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my 2009 (262.8) SYM Citycom vs my new 2016 (278.3) Citycom S
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:37:34 PM »
Recently purchased the next generation SYM Citycom--a 2016. Had a 2009 Citycom I purchased new.  Sold it at 10000 miles to buy the 2016.
Both bikes are magic carpets that have met my expectations.  Fortunately, the new S is almost identical, with improvements per the website.  There are some aspects which I have not seen commented on which have added to my enjoyment. This is not meant to be a review.
Some observations:
At some point since the 2009 the severely constricted fuel filler was opened up and the gas tank fills effortlessly in 20 or 30 seconds instead of the two or three minute trickle!
The disc brakes were satisfactory before and now they much better!
Acceleration on the 2009 was acceptable and now it is noticeably quicker.
The extra torque is noticeable solo and two-up.
I believe the lock-to-lock angle is increased the bike is easier to maneuver in tight quarters.
The '09 consistently got 65MPG around town.  The 2016 has yet to get 60MPG on premium or regular around town (1600 miles odometer currently).  Perhaps my right wrist has developed some increased flexibility affecting mileage?
Both bikes have been easy starting, reliable and a joy to ride.
Hope that helps.

Update 6/26/2017
No issues.
Because the body is identical the installation of the 2009s larger
Givi screen and rack and E450 case went smoothly.  (I added the AdMore
Lighting LED running, stop and turn signal kit for the topcase about 5 years ago.
The increase conspicuity is excellent if it is in the budget.  And the wires hooked up
Just fine.) 
Effortless fill-ups with wider neck
Brakes and engine are significantly stronger then
The 2009.
the lock to lock might be larger or perhaps the
new-design  muffler is more tucked in making the 300
easier to make close in maneuvers
Gas mileage is  60-65 now.  In fairness most trips are
within 2-5 miles of home.  Have not ridden farther than
15 miles.  Hardly a fair mileage test.  Will  quantify my trip
mileage if I take a decent length ride.   
This scooter is swift, reliable and has lots of flexible storage.  Still
very happy. Now at 2500 miles.
Still loving my 2016 278.3cc Citycom S.

« Last Edit: June 26, 2017, 05:34:56 PM by citycom1 »

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Re: my 2009 (262.8) SYM Citycom vs my new 2016 (278.3) Citycom S
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 06:11:30 PM »
Thanks City, nice review.
I've been kinda eying of of those up vs. the BV350 as a possible downsize for my burger.
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Re: my 2009 (262.8) SYM Citycom vs my new 2016 (278.3) Citycom S
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 03:19:41 PM »
Thanks City, nice review.
I've been kinda eying of of those up vs. the BV350 as a possible downsize for my burger.
I bought a '13 BV350, but at 6'3" I've never been really comfortable on it. Since I got a Vespa it'll go on Phoenix CL before to long.

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Re: my 2009 (262.8) SYM Citycom vs my new 2016 (278.3) Citycom S
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 11:55:43 PM »
Recently purchased the next generation SYM Citycom--a 2016. Had a 2009 Citycom I purchased new.  Sold it at 10000 miles to buy the 2016.
Both bikes are magic carpets that have met my expectations.  Fortunately, the new S is almost identical, with improvements per the website.  There are some aspects which I have not seen commented on which have added to my enjoyment. This is not meant to be a review.
Some observations:
At some point since the 2009 the severely constricted fuel filler was opened up and the gas tank fills effortlessly in 20 or 30 seconds instead of the two or three minute trickle!
The disc brakes were satisfactory before and now they much better!
Acceleration on the 2009 was acceptable and now it is noticeably quicker.
The extra torque is noticeable solo and two-up.
I believe the lock-to-lock angle is increased the bike is easier to maneuver in tight quarters.
The '09 consistently got 65MPG around town.  The 2015 has yet to get 60MPG on premium or regular around town (1600 miles odometer currently).  Perhaps my right wrist has developed some increased flexibility affecting mileage?
Both bikes have been easy starting, reliable and a joy to ride.
Hope that helps.
Good information for those of us looking at upgrading our rides to a bigger scooter. Appreciate it!
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